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Vic Lynn
Vic Lynn
Left Wing
Number: 3
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 175
Shoots: Left
Born: Jan 26, 1925
Birthplace: Saskatoon, SK, Canada
While growing up on the local rinks of Saskatoon, Vic Lynn became very noticeable for his exceptional speed on a pair of blades. When his skating skills were harmonized with the game of hockey, the young upstart was destined for a lengthy career in the pro ranks.

In 1943-44, he fell in with the Detroit Red Wings' organization but failed to impress the team's brass. As such, Lynn was sent to play for the Indianapolis Capitals of the AHL. It was there that he encountered former NHLer and current American League referee Rabbit McVeigh. McVeigh noticed Lynn's aggressive, hard-working style of play. He also noticed that the youngster had a ret-hot temper that could, if not contained, limit his chances to make it to the top. On occasion, the sage ref would issue Lynn a penalty with an admonition to settle down and learn to take hard knocks with a cooler head.

Several years later, as Lynn had been given the cold shoulder by not only the Wings, but the Canadiens as well, he landed in Buffalo of the AHL. It was at that time that Leafs' GM Conn Smythe was in search of some fresh talent to spark his sagging club. During a chance meeting with McVeigh, he got a tip to watch young Lynn as a possible solution to his roster woes. Smythe did just that and ended up bringing the speedster to Toronto.

As a Leaf, Lynn joined Howie Meeker and Teeder Kennedy to form "The K-L-M Line." The trio clicked for three seasons of successful hockey with Stanley Cup victories in 1947, 1948, and 1949. During the tail end of his stay with the Leafs, Lynn teamed with Joe Klukay and later Johnny McCormack to form outstanding penalty-killing combinations.

In 1950, Lynn was traded to the Boston Bruins where he played for a short time before heading to the minors with the Cleveland Barons of the AHL. Then, in 1953, he got one more kick at the top with the Chicago Blackhawks where he played his final NHL games near the end of the year.

From then on, Lynn embarked on a lengthy career as a minor-league and amateur player/coach with such clubs as the Saskatoon Quakers, Brandon Regals, and Prince Albert Mintos.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
P. Mrazek 16 9 2 .918 2.38

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